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Sports Editor Micah Johnston (left) was named the Outstanding Junior in Journalism and Nadia Pressley (right) was named the Outstanding Senior in Journalism at Honors Convocation March 26. Photo provided by Nadia Pressley

The Cluster’s News and Sports Editors earn university journalism awards

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 27, 2021

Members of The Cluster staff won departmental and university awards at Mercer University’s annual Honors Convocation Friday, including two journalism honors. News Editor Nadia Pressley was named the...

The Cluster's bulletin board in the Center for Collaborative Journalism on Mercer's Macon campus.

The Cluster takes home nine awards at Georgia College Press Association contest

The Cluster Editorial Staff February 19, 2021
The staff of The Cluster, the independent student-run newspaper at Mercer University, won nine awards at the Georgia Collegiate Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Friday.
Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

How to become more news literate on social media 

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor November 4, 2019
Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 
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CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

Emily Farlow August 27, 2014

When Angela Manson drives around the neighborhood in which she grew up, she can still remember familiar houses and their occupants. But many of those houses in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood are...

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Emily Farlow August 15, 2014

Past editors in chief will probably disagree with what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Last year was one of the most exciting times to be editor in chief of The Cluster, and I am...

Center for Collaborative Journalism gives new hope to JMS students

Center for Collaborative Journalism gives new hope to JMS students

Brittany Dant February 22, 2012

It was announced before Christmas last year that Mercer and local media were coming together to create a Center for Collaborative Journalism. As a follow up to that, the director for Mercer’s new...

What’s Your Major? Journalism

Brittany Dant April 13, 2011

The journalism department at Mercer not only seeks to teach students essential writing skills but also the important ways in which communication and media affect our lives and culture. According to the...

Hank Klibanoff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who served as an editor for Atlanta Journal Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer who visted Mercer on Feb. 9. He wrote a book titled The Race Beat that focuses on press coverage during the civil rights movement.

INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff speaks at Mercer

clewis February 23, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer editor Hank Klibanoff visited Mercer on Feb. 9 to deliver a lecture on coverage of race relations in the...

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